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Leiden General Information

The Dutch province of South Holland is picturesque, historic and unfurls boundless charm. While vital, global hubs like The Hague and Rotterdam make a lot of noise and lure untold international attention to the province, the veritable backbone of South Holland is made up of towns precisely like Leiden.

Though Leiden’s metro populace of 330,000 inhabitants firmly places it in the top six in the Netherlands, the city feels much more intimate than the number suggests. Indeed, Leiden proper is home to 120,000 people and bedroom suburbs aside, offers a tidy, compact townscape for visitors to admire and discover. As the namesake of venerable Leiden University, the oldest academic institution in the country, the city has a telltale, convivial college town vibe. The university dates back to 1575 and the main campus provides a perfect platform for a photogenic stroll. Over 20,000 students and staff make up the considerable Leiden University community, which translates into a lively array of restaurants, pubs and bars for visitors. Other points of interest in town include the De Burcht citadel, De Valk windmill museum, grand Marekerk cathedral, and superb Lakenhal Municipal Museum. Last but not least, do not miss Leiden’s magnificent Hortus Botanicus, the oldest botanical garden in Europe.

  • Leiden University
  • Zijlpoort
  • De Burcht
  • De Valk
  • Lakenhal Municipal Museum
  • Hortus Botanicus
  • Van der Werff Park
  • Leiden Film Festival
  • Werpop
  • Leiden Blues Festival
  • In Den Doofpot
  • Restaurant Woods
  • Asian Palace
  • Oudt Leyden
  • Everet Tandoori Restaurant
  • LVC
  • Bar en Boos
  • International Jazz Club The Duke
  • In den Oude Maren Poort
  • Dranklokaal de WW

Leiden has a temperate maritime climate, with moderate rainfall and relatively mild weather throughout the year.

  • Winter (December to February) 0-6°C
  • Spring (March to May) 2-15°C
  • Summer (June to September) 11-20°C
  • Fall (October to November) 4-13°C

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Hotels in Leiden

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From US$79

1 Holiday Inn LEIDEN

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Haagse Schouwweg 10,P.O. Box 9004 Map

Stay 3 Get 1 Night Free

Featuring stylish accommodation, high standards of comfort and excellent service, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant stay. GeneralThis property offers you 14 multifunctional conference... More

From US$62

2 Hilton Garden Inn Leiden

4 stars
3.0 / 5

Willem Einthovenstraat 3 Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

With homey accommodations located near a major highway, Hilton Garden Inn Leiden Oegstgeest makes for a convenient place to stay for travellers in this part of Netherlands. The ideal location of... More

From US$155

3 Van der Valk Hotel Leiden

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Haagse Schouwweg 14 Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, the Van Der Valk Hotel Leiden is ideal for a long weekend, meetings and conferences. GeneralConference facilities are available for... More

From US$75

4 Tulip Inn Leiden Centre

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Schipholweg 3 Map

Boasting a pleasant ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralThe inn offers 4 multifunctional meeting rooms for... More

Great Location for the train.
Good hotel well located for the railway station. Short walk into the centre of town which was very pleasant with a good range of restaurants.
28 Aug 2013
From US$94

5 Golden Tulip Leiden Centre

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Schipholweg 3 Map

Offering a fantastic location and luxurious amenities, the Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is an ideal place for business travellers and vacationers. GeneralThis property provides 4 multifunctional... More

Conveniently located clean hotel
The room was clean and the decoration was crisp and clean. The shower was excellent. I had some glitches with the WIFI but that was more due to KPN then the hotel. Location of this hotel is...
1 Aug 2013
From US$83

6 BEST WESTERN City Hotel Leiden

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Lange Mare 43 Map

Offering a fusion of traditional charm and contemporary comforts, BEST WESTERN City Hotel Leiden is an ideal base for business and leisure travellers in the centre of the historic city. While in... More

From US$64

7 Schiphol A4 Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

Rijksweg A4, nr.3 Map

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Perfectly set up for business conferences, banquets, or other large events, the Schiphol A4 Hotel Amsterdam offers 22 different halls to accommodate up to 1500 people. The attentive and friendly... More

Great trip away.
Went away for a week to this hotel to explore holland and visit Amsterdam central. Perfect place and you just get the free shuttle right to the train station and then pay 9.20 for the train there...
9 Feb 2015
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8 Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews


Surrounded by the spaciousness of the business park, your view from the Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport is of lush trees and picturesque canals. Explore your surroundings by renting a bicycle... More

Needs some work.
No concierge. No express checkout. Reception desk undermanned. Too far from the airport.
3 Sep 2013
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9 BEST WESTERN Amsterdam Airport Hotel Hoofddorp

3 stars
3.8 / 5 14 reviews

Vuursteen 1 Map

In close proximity to the both the airport and all of the city's finest attractions, you get the best of both worlds when you stay at the BEST WESTERN Amsterdam Airport Hotel Hoofddorp. Nearby... More

I have stayed at the best western hotel in amsterdam and Poland and found them to be very good, the food was ok and rooms were fine too. The staff were very helpful especially in sopot Poland . The...
25 Nov 2014
From US$58

10 Bastion Schiphol Hoofddorp Hotel Hoofddorp

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

Adrianahoeve 8 Map

Offering modern comforts, convenient facilities and top-class service, Bastion Hotel Schiphol Hoofddorp is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Amsterdam. GeneralWhen leisure permits,... More

Decent Place
Clean, authentic, quiet, and reasonably priced. It is a little bit far from the attractions, but they have a shuttle that you can take to the airport. From the airport, trains and subways are ready...
1 Jan 2014
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